Tempers Flare on Dairy Queen Bike Race Nightadmin
Things got a little heated Saturday, August 7, as fenders flew and tempers flared on Dairy Queen Bike Races for Kids Night presented by Boise Spa Movers at Meridian Speedway. The Project Filter Pro-4s, Boise Bath and Kitchen Company Mini Stocks, Mulder Engineered Race Engines Junior Late Models, Domino’s Legends, and Pauly’s Bar Room Street Stocks did battle on the quarter-mile asphalt oval for the Trammel Construction Feature Flag.
The Project Filter Pro-4s turned up the heat as soon as the green flag flew on their 30-lap main event. As outside pole sitter Wes Summers dove into turn one, fuel poured out from a faulty fuel cap and ignited in front of the field.
Summers kept his wits about him and coasted his Titan Concrete Pumping racer to a stop in front of the Royce Industries Safety Crew and exited the car safely. Once the fire was extinguished and his fuel cap replaced, Summers climbed back aboard, strapped in, and resumed his spot on the front row for the restart. Summers scorched Jessika Harris to lead lap one, but soon came under fire from Kyle Latham, Jordan Harris, and Moses Lake, Washington’s Brad Morrison.
Latham took first place briefly, but Harris’ machine was too strong and by lap eight the Nampa, Idaho racer had the lead. This left Latham in the clutches of Morrison, who worked his racer inside Latham as the two exited turn four.
At the flag stand Morrison and Latham came together. Morrison’s rear bumper tore through Latham’s nose and destroyed the left front suspension. Latham was able to limp his H&H Auto, Challenger Auto and Transport car to the infield where he sat for the rest of the race.
Morrison recovered from the contact and raced his way to Harris’ rear bumper. As Morrison pulled even with Harris, the lead duo entered lapped traffic. Harris picked Morrison off on the slower car of Ryan Bailey, but Morrison regrouped and completed the pass with seven circuits left on the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard.
As Morrison rolled to a stop in the Caleb’s Chop Shop Winner’s circle, Latham hopped out of his car and sprinted to confront him. After a brief, heated discussion, Latham was pulled away from Morrison’s car and the Moses Lake, Washington racer collected his Trammel Construction Feature Flag.
Fifteen Boise Bath and Kitchen Company Mini Stocks took the green flag for a 35-lap main event. After narrowly avoiding an early-race incident in turn four, the Nampa, Idaho driver navigated his American Tire, Trident Plumbing machine through the pack to score his first Trammel Construction Feature Flag of the season.
Each one of the Mulder Engineered Race Engines Junior Late Models found the Caleb’s Chop Shop Winner’s Circle on Dairy Queen Bike Races for Kids night. Neveah Hull scored the feature victory in her Drake Mechanical, All American towing entry, Delaney Grace took the trophy dash hardware home in her Coretec Floors, Western Construction machine, and Bently Hull, at the controls of her YMC, Diversified Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning car, sped to a heat race win.
The Domino’s Legends battled their way through a physical thirty lap feature Saturday. Kalispell, Montana’s Brock Denney got the best of a competitive Domino’s Legends field Saturday to take home the victory.
Fourteen Pauly’s Bar Room Street Stocks rumbled to the green flag to wrap up Dairy Queen Bike Races for Kids Night festivities. After Chuck Youngblood and Josh Peterson took their turns atop the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard, Troy Evans moved his Matt Compton Racing Engines, A&E Sharpening racer to the front. Two late-race yellow flags allowed the field to catch Evans, but the Boise, Idaho competitor held off all challenges to score his fourth feature victory of the season.
It’s main event madness this Saturday, August 14, as the Project Filter Twin 25’s take over the Concrete Jungle. The Coors Pro-Late Models, Pauly’s Bar Room Street Stocks, Project Filter Pro-4s, Boise Bath and Kitchen Company Mini Stocks, and Firehouse Pub and Grill Bombers contest two main events as they fight for the Ferguson Waterworks Feature Flag. General admission to Saturday’s full night of feature racing action is just $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and military members, $7 for kids 7-11, and free for kids 6 and under. Gates open at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, with qualifying at 6 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available for purchase at www.meridianspeedway.com. We’ll see you this Saturday, August 14, for the Project Filter Twin 25’s under the big yellow water tower at your NASCAR Home Track, Meridian Speedway.